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View Poll Results: Most fun "Myst"-clone (including Myst ;-))
Myst 3 5.08%
Riven 20 33.90%
Exile 4 6.78%
Revelation 7 11.86%
End of Ages 2 3.39%
Sentinel 2 3.39%
Aura - Fate of the Ages 3 5.08%
Voyage 8 13.56%
Mysterious Journey 0 0%
Post Mortem 1 1.69%
Lighthouse 0 0%
Amerzone 0 0%
Blackstone Chronicles 3 5.08%
Amber 0 0%
Other 6 10.17%
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:10 AM   #21
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I went with Riven too, even though Blackstone CHronicles was really really great, nice gripping story and fresh puzzles.
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I just don't like Myst-like games. Many people seem to like them, but I don't. I surely don't consider them to be fun in anyway.

The only games that I've played from that genre are Lighthouse and 11th hour.
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The only games that I've played from that genre are Lighthouse and 11th hour.
Which may explain why you don't like them. You ought to give a chance to the good ones one day.
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Hm... I don't see how Voyage, Blackstone Chronicles and Post Mortem could be classified as Myst-clones at all. I'm not too sure about Amber and Amerzone, either.
I think Voyage fits the category rather nicely. Post Mortem and The Blackstone Chronicles however I agree, don't really see them as Myst-clones. Might fit the list better: Rama, Timelapse, Zork: Nemesis, Reah, etc.

But anyway, from this list I'd pick Voyage. I'm currently playing it and enjoying it tremendously! What a wonderful game! Much better than any of the Myst games really which, from the ones I played, I never really liked that much.

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Which may explain why you don't like them. You ought to give a chance to the good ones one day.


Really? Must say I actually liked Lighthouse. Gotta agree on 11th Hour though, that was pretty crappy. The 7th Guest then again was ok, but Shivers did a much better job in the haunted-house-filled-with-puzzles department.
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Which may explain why you don't like them. You ought to give a chance to the good ones one day.
Hehe, agree with you on that!
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I think Voyage fits the category rather nicely.
I think the emphasis on the inventory is far too great for it to be considered a Myst-clone.

(But whatever it is, I agree with you that it's a wonderful game. )
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I think the emphasis on the inventory is far too great for it to be considered a Myst-clone.

(But whatever it is, I agree with you that it's a wonderful game. )
Ah, that's true, didn't really think of that part. Must have been too long since I played a real Myst-clone.

The lonely world, emphasis on (and fun of) exploring a strange world, some mechanical, code and symbol puzzles, 1st person perspective, etc, was what made me consider it as a Myst-like game. Doesn't really matter idd, enjoying every minute of this game!
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Voyage looks and sounds great. I gather it's inspired by a classic. For some reason, I've never wanted to buy a game that is a take-off on a well-known book or movie. I guess that is one of the many reasons I love Riven ... it's so uniquely original.
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Voyage (and Return to Mysterious Island by the same company) were inspired by Jules Verne stories but they don't follow the stories faithfully. I haven't read either but I really enjoyed both games.
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Voyage (and Return to Mysterious Island by the same company) were inspired by Jules Verne stories but they don't follow the stories faithfully. I haven't read either but I really enjoyed both games.
Mysterious Journey (in the poll) should of course be Return to Mysterious Island

I realize that my definition of Myst-clone is far more loose than everyone elses. To me a Myst clone is basically a first person point and click adventure with puzzles here and there.
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Mysterious Journey (in the poll) should of course be Return to Mysterious Island

I realize that my definition of Myst-clone is far more loose than everyone elses. To me a Myst clone is basically a first person point and click adventure with puzzles here and there.
Myst-clones imo shouldn't have any inventory and Return to Mysterious Island is the most inventory heavy game I've ever seen.
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Yeah, when I think Myst-clone, I consider it a game with a puzzle-filled, character-empty world. Not a lot of world/character interactivity, but pretty to look at. And a story that is secondary to the puzzles, if any real story development at all. The only "Myst-Style" games I liked were the 2 Shivers games and Zork: Nemesis, although those settings never felt as devoid of life as Myst did. I don't know, I just never enjoyed puzzles as much as plot development, and so many of this type of game end up being verrrrry puzzle-dependent.
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Myst-clones imo shouldn't have any inventory and Return to Mysterious Island is the most inventory heavy game I've ever seen.
Yes, I'd say Mysterious Journey (aka Schizm) should stay as a poll option, even if MdaG originally meant RtMI.
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Therein lies the problem with generalizing as 1st person vs. 3rd person. To some, if they hear first person game, they automatically think of Myst when there are a wide variety of first person games with varying degrees of character interaction, story, puzzle types, etc.
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Which may explain why you don't like them. You ought to give a chance to the good ones one day.
I don't really want to give those games a chance, because I really, really don't like the Mystô puzzles and gameplay, sorry.
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then why are you even in this thread posting? the poll mentions "most fun".
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then why are you even in this thread posting? the poll mentions "most fun".
...and the thread starter asks "What did you think about them?". Come on, Kolzig said nothing in the least inflammatory, and was clearly just presenting his own opinion.

In fact, for a thread that has "Myst" in the title, we are doing great as far as flamewars are considered.
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Voyage (and Return to Mysterious Island by the same company) were inspired by Jules Verne stories but they don't follow the stories faithfully. I haven't read either but I really enjoyed both games.
"The Mysterious island" is a wonderful book witch I recommend to everyone. Survival novel, society critisism, character relations, it really drags you in.

"50 leagues under the sea" witch I think it's called, but not sure, is also very good, but how you read it is based heavily on what political views and meanings you have. I know that I've interpetated the book totally different than ppl. who really like this world..
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"The Mysterious island" is a wonderful book witch I recommend to everyone. Survival novel, society critisism, character relations, it really drags you in.

"50 leagues under the sea" witch I think it's called, but not sure, is also very good, but how you read it is based heavily on what political views and meanings you have. I know that I've interpetated the book totally different than ppl. who really like this world..
Isn't Voyage inspired by Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon? (not entirely sure about the title either)
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